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Feel the magic of Christmas at Lightopia 2022

Crystal Palace Park, London

17th November 2022 – 2nd January 2023

The ultimate winter light festival is bigger and brighter than ever this Christmas! Bursting with exciting new installations and a never seen before mesmerising festive water show!



The award-winning Lightopia Festival returns to Crystal Palace Park, bringing its incredible lightshow to London for the second year, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever this time!

The ultimate neon winter wonderland experience will not only showcase immersive, multi-sensory interactive light and lantern installations but will also feature a spectacular festive water show, ready to transport you to a fantastical Christmas experience like no other!

Crystal Palace Park will be adorned in light again from mid-November, as it plays host to the magical illuminated winter wonderland that is Lightopia. Bursting with intense colour, discovery and festive spirit, this immersive lantern and light show will once again create magical family memories and will be a must-see for all the family this festive season.



Lightopia’s ‘Magic of Christmas’ will be a place of festive awe and joyous escape into an incredible world of light. Lightopia’s enrapturing displays will each tell a magical story, with some epic highlights to enjoy including; The Wonders of the Dragon’, a breath-taking light dragon who dramatically breathes ‘fire’, lighting up the surrounding trees and crystals; ‘The Magical Forest’, a fantasy world of mythical winged creatures; the enchanting and organic ‘Land of Fairy Literature’, ‘Earth Flower’ and ‘Forest Mushroom’; the spooky and wonky world of the ‘Haunted Road’ and of course the ultimate ‘Christmas’ installation of giant snowmen, baubles and sugar canes.



The hero piece of the event, and a first for Lightopia London, is the illuminated water show. The 40-metre-wide and 15-metre-tall water show over the lower lake is a spectacular visual feast, featuring the beloved Christmas imagery of a giant Santa, Rudolf, Christmas tree and snowflakes. A magical and heart-warming show which will not be forgotten.

Ian Xiang, Director of Lightopia, says:

“We are excited to come back with a brand-new light and lantern festival to London this Christmas. We use traditional lantern craftsmanship combined with modern technology to make Crystal Palace Park a new Christmas destination in London. Families and friends can come to enjoy the experience at night and create memorable moments together. At Lightopia, our goal is always to bring joyful moments for all families and across generations.”


Ava Moradi, Creative Director of Lightopia, says:

“This winter, we are bringing “A Christmas Fantasy” light and lantern festival to Crystal Palace Park with all new installations, a grand water show and many more interactive and immersive designs. All the lanterns that you will see, and feel are original and unique. Through this fantasy journey, you will step foot into a dreamworld full of light with immersive, original light and lantern installations that have been curated to beautifully capture your fantasy imagination and instantly transport you to a dream world of wonder.’’


Tickets are now available for this wonderful event: https://london.lightopiafestival.com/book


Standard advance tickets are priced at £19.50 off peak and £24.50 peak for adults, £13 off peak and £16.50 peak for children, and £56 off peak and £72 peak for families of two adults and two children. Children under three can go free. Essential carers of disabled visitors can attend for free; the disabled visitor pays the normal admission fee.


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